18th June 2013: Chiron and Friends

Healing in Our Own Way

Today Chiron in Pisces, Mars in Gemini and the North Node in Scorpio join forces until 25th. Chiron leads the way in this one, which is particularly significant as it has only just turned retrograde (see yesterday’s post for info about that). This is an impatient Chiron who wants to get the healing under way and usher us onward into a brighter future. So if you’re feeling jaded right now, tired, emotionally drained or just generally out of sorts, you have a cosmic ally who’s eager to help you change and rejuvenate yourself and your life!

In order to kick-start the healing, Chiron poses a question: how important is it to understand our ‘issues’ before we heal them? There is no correct answer, of course, because different people operate in different ways, evidenced by the plethora of healing modalities and therapies we have all around us these days. But it’s a useful question to contemplate because in doing so we may discover we don’t need to put quite so much work into self-analysis and more into self-acceptance. Or perhaps we need to dive deeper into our psyche before we try to heal away our pain. What works to heal one person may not do so for another and it’s absolutely essential now, more than ever before, that we find the way that works for us, even if it doesn’t work for anyone else on the entire planet!

In asking this question, Mars offers some additional advice: what finally works may often be the least likely candidate! We no longer live in an age where doing what we’ve always done is the way to go. This is a new age now, with different rules! We have the opportunity in this one to totally reinvent ourselves if we wish to. We can do our lives in a whole new way if we choose, and that includes how we heal. So whatever we may have written off as ‘not for me’ in the past may well be the very place in which we can now encounter healing blessings galore. It may mean stepping away from familiar paths and even familiar people, but in the long run doing so can enable us to step into a fuller expression of who and what we are.

Which brings us to the North Node in Scorpio, who adds its advice into the mix: the goal is not to understand ourselves but to experience ourselves, fully alive, in as conscious a way as possible. If this necessitates understanding that’s fine, but it’s not a compulsory pre-requisite. Neither is years of struggle or the development of psychic powers as a proof of healing and spiritual awakening! We do not have to follow a model anymore. We can just be who we are and do what needs to be done to bring us into a state of wholeness. And what that state of wholeness looks like will depend from person to person. There are no rules, only possibilities, and for each one of us those possibilities are personal and unique as much as they are universal and shared. For sure there are others out there who walk a similar path and creating kinship and community with them is an important part of the process now. But it is equally important that we can walk away when and if we need to, or incorporate aspects into our journey which may seem at odds with the prevailing ‘norm’.

Healing comes in all shapes and sizes, as do we. Once we truly recognise that fact we are well on the way to discovering what we need to embody wholeness. And whatever that is, Chiron wants us to get on with it, starting today, because healing awaits each one of us and the universe needs us whole!

Love to everyone.

Sarah Varcas


Sandra Smyre 18th June 2013 8:46 am

:angel: Thank you again dear Sarah! I so look forward to your messages every day and have so much gratitude to be part of SL. One of the best parts for me is the community this offers. My immediate surroundings are not one of like mindedness so holding the Light feels lonely. I have invited Chiron to work it's magic--so here's hoping for transformation. The "elements" are sure pointing that way, as is syncronicity. This a.m. all of the lights in my home keep blinking on and off so took the message and sat still and meditated. Sending much love to you and yours, Sandra :smitten:

kay 18th June 2013 10:02 am

I know that hope is related to expectation in a way that takes us out of the moment, but I love the hopefulness of this message, Sarah.

Shapeshifter, as you must know from my comment this morning on yesterday's blog, your support and appreciation mean the world to me, too. There’s so much going on here. Betsy’s willingness to show her loving, open heart. Zorro’s wonderful display of zorriousity. If I keep on, I’ll just be leaving out names of people I love. Even those not commenting are very present.

So I’ll take my cue from Sandra: much love to you and yours. It’s that “yours” that grabbed me. We and all our connections really belong to each other in the most beautiful way.

betsy. 18th June 2013 10:21 am

Sarah, how you are able to deliver such messages with such love, compassion & grace is beyond me. I'm so very grateful & thankful for you! So very loving. This message comes @ the most perfect time for me. Wow. Last night, I smiled, laughed & giggled my way to sleep. It was such a refreshing change. I realized then that I was making all of this healing too much 'work' & that sometimes humor & laughter does seem to be the answer for me...not to take myself too seriously all the time. Of course, humor isn't always the answer; however, last night reminded me that being serious all the time isn't my answer either. Ty, Sarah, for reminding me to find what best works for me & also honor that it may not be what works best for another. That's love. :smitten:
Sandra, I am also in a similar position as you are currently. I'm surrounded by family I don't feel 'get' me & don't know that ever will. Still working on a solution to that, if there is one. I wish you hope & love on your journey, Sandra! :smitten:
Much love to all of you!!!

shapeshifter 18th June 2013 10:27 am

I used to think that being fully alive meant experiencing some kind of extraordinary blissful state of consciousness. I've come to realize that it actually includes the entire spectrum of feelings that I'm capable of experiencing. So now, no matter what I'm feeling, I remind myself that I am fully alive because I'm not numb to whatever is going on.

The healing process is full of surprises this way i.e. even while I think that I'm not feeling better, I'm actually getting better at feeling (what I used to suppress).

Your articles always help me to see things from a vaster perspective and I think you paint extraordinary pictures of the cosmic scene.

Kay, perhaps fire and water don't always have to produce steam :)

shapeshifter 18th June 2013 10:38 am

Betsy, giggling yourself to sleep is quite an amazing feat for a wide awake Lightbeing :thumbs:

kay 18th June 2013 11:22 am

I'm getting a little dizzy flipping back and forth seeing who's saying what where. This would be so much easier over the dinner table. In a way, I guess that's what we've got.

Yes to the new alchemy, Shapeshifter. But it’s also true, as you said somewhere, hard to keep track where, that the whole spectrum of experience is valuable. Anyway, steam does do lovely things to fresh veggies.

Oh, I guess it was here that you said that! I have been popping in and out.

I’d also just made a comment on another blog about your giggling to sleep, Betsy. It’s contagious, that joyful exuberance of yours. By the way, this is something I never got back to. At some point somewhere I said “I heard that y’all!” and you said “So?” (as if you might have been offended, but I don’t think you were). Anyway, that just rang such a familiar bell in my head since this is y’all country that I knew you were somewhere close by. As you are, of course. You all are.

COBALT 18th June 2013 3:17 pm

"This is an impatient Chiron who wants to get the healing under way and usher us onward into a brighter future". I feel like Chiron today. :)
I will just keep humming "Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream..." Light and blessings.

betsy. 18th June 2013 6:34 pm

As (I think it was Shapeshifter) mentioned previously, ty Sarah for being a gracious host as we play here. :)
Kay, I was writing here this morning as you were. Evidently takes me longer to get my words together. :crazy2 Ty for the sweet comment about exhuberance. That would be learned from Meredith. She is contagious as well. :) I apologize. When I made the "so" comment, I was merely playing with you (yes, I'm in TX). I should have been more clear about that. Speaking of kitchen table, I got mine at Goodwill - it seems somewhat antiquish & turns into a chess/checker table. :) When reading "Bridge Across Forever," I didn't think this coincidence.
I love Shapeshifter's comment "...actually getting better at feeling (what I used to suppress)." This is me, too! It's made it so much harder to get along w/family; however, I feel so much more alive, I'm not going to change back for the world.
Cobalt, I feel the same! It seems closer each day, now so close I can almost taste it...whatever "it" is (feels quite beautiful).
Please forgive me if I mismatched names w/comments. :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 19th June 2013 5:53 am

Hi Sandra :) It is a lovely community here at SL isn't it? I wish I had more time to spend here, but I look forward to checking in each day :)


I have invited Chiron to work it's magic--so here's hoping for transformation

Chiron won't let us down Sandra. All is well :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 19th June 2013 6:02 am

I know that hope is related to expectation in a way that takes us out of the moment, but I love the hopefulness of this message, Sarah

:) Well, I'm always big on hope Kay, so thank you for your comment. I feel there's an aspect of hope that's very much about being in the present moment, though it's difficult to put into words. Perhaps it's more about the quality of hope itself rather than focusing on the future as such. When I experience hope it's a kind of lightness that keeps me present. It gives the present moment even more relevance in a way that's difficult for me to describe but which is very powerful. That's just me, of course, but I'm always happy to hope lol :) Love to you Kay xx

Sarah Varcas 19th June 2013 6:05 am

Last night, I smiled, laughed & giggled my way to sleep.

Love this Betsy! :2funny And I love the energy you bring to SL. Thank you!! xx

Sarah Varcas 19th June 2013 6:09 am

even while I think that I'm not feeling better, I'm actually getting better at feeling (what I used to suppress).

Ah Shapeshifter. Such wisdom in these words! Thank you.

Yes, being fully alive is living all of it, not just the blissful bits. That's what we're here for. Thank you for your comments and support. xx :)

Sarah Varcas 19th June 2013 6:10 am

I will just keep humming "Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream...

:) Cobalt. A great mantra if ever there was one! xx


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